Journal article

Foot orthoses for first metatarsophalangeal joint osteoarthritis: study protocol for the FORT randomised controlled trial

Kade L Paterson, Rana S Hinman, Ben R Metcalf, Sarah E Jones, Hylton B Menz, Shannon E Munteanu, Jessica Kasza, Kim L Bennell

BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders | BMC | Published : 2020

Abstract

BACKGROUND: First metatarsophalangeal (MTP) joint osteoarthritis (OA) is a painful and debilitating condition affecting nearly one in 10 people aged over 50 years. Non-drug, non-surgical treatments are recommended by OA clinical guidelines, yet there have only ever been two randomised controlled trials (RCTs) evaluating such strategies in people with first MTP joint OA. Foot orthoses are a common non-drug, non-surgical strategy used by allied health professionals for people with first MTP joint OA, however, it is unknown whether these devices are effective in improving the symptoms associated with the condition. This clinical trial aimed to determine whether contoured foot orthoses lead to g..

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Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council


Awarded by National Health & Medical Research Council Emerging Leadership Investigator Grant


Awarded by National Health & Medical Research Council Leadership Investigator Grant


Awarded by National Health & Medical Research Council Senior Research Fellowship


Funding Acknowledgements

This study is funded by the National Health and Medical Research Council (Program Grant #1091302). The funding covers a program of research and not an individual study therefore the funding approval letter is not included. KLP is supported by a National Health & Medical Research Council Emerging Leadership Investigator Grant (#1174229). KLB is supported by a National Health & Medical Research Council Leadership Investigator Grant (#1174431). RSH is supported by a National Health & Medical Research Council Senior Research Fellowship (#1154217). HBM is supported by a National Health & Medical Research Council Senior Research Fellowship (#1135995). The funders have no role in conduct, analysis or reporting of this study.